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Metro and Northwest Regions Health Promotion

Please see the main Health Promotion page for more information.

Strategic Plan



The success of Health Promotion in the Metro and Northwest Regions is dependent on a strong NMDOH team, and a network of reliable, knowledgeable partners. The Health Promotion Team members bring a variety of skills and expertise, and each member works creatively in the community they serve based on input from local groups.

Health Councils

The Metro and Northwest Regions Health Promotion Team supports 11 Health Councils. Seven councils are located within the counties they serve, and four councils are tribal health councils. Each of the Health Councils in the Metro and Northwest Regions develop their list of working health priorities, which they will address this coming cycle.

  • Acoma Health Council serving Acoma Pueblo
  • Health Equity Council serving Bernalillo County and Albuquerque
  • Cibola County Health Council serving the Grants Area
  • Cochiti Health Council serving Cochiti Pueblo
  • HOPA Coalition serving Santo Domingo Pueblo
  • Community Wellness Council serving Valencia County
  • McKinley Community Health Alliance serving the Gallup area
  • Sandoval County Health Council serving Rio Rancho and Sandoval County
  • San Juan County Community Health Improvement Council serving the Farmington and Shiprock area
  • To’ Hajiillee Health Council serving To’ Hajiillee Navajo Reservation
  • Partnership for a Healthy Torrance County serving Torrance County
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Health Council Training Modules

These self-guided trainings on the Community Health Improvement Process are provided by the Health Promotion Team and can be delivered in person as well.


The Metro and Northwest Regions Health Promotion Team has been very fortunate in partnering with internal and external partners to make effective changes on a variety of health initiatives.

Center for Health Innovation’s new department: New Mexico Community Data Collaborative (NMCDC) — provides data mapping and training for community members to access and analyze public data. Covid recovery grants are fueling community-led interventions to improve health equity broadly speaking and vaccine equity in the immediate future. Other projects have included a portal for farmers and gardeners on data utilization and GIS mapping for water wells, contaminated soil areas such as abandoned uranium mine sites. Long range plans include working with the Navajo Nation to retrieve data sets and utilize as an additional layer to the NMCDC web site. NMCDC has also supported Health Promotion to accurately story map youth services with risk and resilience measures in Valencia.

Family Connects New Mexico — a universal nurse home visiting model, is being supported by Health Promotion staff as part of the team that is planning, aligning with community and launching this new service in New Mexico with UNM. There are plans to scale up with proper buy-in, funding, and fidelity to the model. Population health improvements have been shown at large scale implementation and this is an evidence-based model.

New Mexico Health Equity Partnership (HEP) — works in tandem with Health Promotion to provide technical assistance to Global 505 HIA Study on, ‘Language as a Bare Minimum to Support Health of Immigrant and Refugee Families Report’.

Northwest New Mexico Campaign Against Racism — Health Promotion is part of a design team to establish a chapter of this consortium in San Juan County and McKinley counties and is in the process of strategic planning.

REACH Coalition — The Fruits and Vegetables Program is working with Indian Health Services to promote access and availability of healthy eating options for fresh fruits and vegetables with local retailers in the communities.

New Mexico State University Anna Age Eight Institute has partnered with Community Wellness Council in Valencia to implement 100% Communities as their Health Equity Framework. Their 10-Task Force approach to systems change is ongoing and driving real work at the community level. Over 120 people are involved in community-owned work around creating 100% access for all families for 10 Surviving and Thriving services.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities works with the Obesity, Nutrition and Physical Activity Program (ONAPA) and PHD Chronic Disease Program to assess five school districts within Sandoval County through developing School Wellness policies in Rio Rancho and Bernalillo Public schools.

Alternative Education Setting (AES) Technical Assistance — coordinates and organizes educational sessions on substance abuse and teen pregnancy prevention in Sandoval County working with the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board for Rio Rancho and Bernalillo Public Schools.

Healthy Eating Actively is a focus of the Partnership for a Healthy Torrance Community. They focus on walkability assessments, maps of trails for the villages of Estancia, Mountainair, Moriarty and Edgewood. They also support a Food Security Committee for community gardens, nutrition, cooking and canning classes.

Community Schools associated with Albuquerque Public Schools and School of Dreams Academy —Health Promotion staff sit on advisory committees that launch and sustain the work of applying for and implementing this placed based model of one-stop shop service delivery with the explicit goal of addressing Social Determinants of Health.

Intimate Partner Violence, a Collective Impact Approach — Staff assist with steering committees, data requests, communications and school partnerships.